Wednesday, November 2, 2011

A Pink Rose for a Friend!

I actually finished this card for a friend a couple of days ago, so decided I would go ahead and post.  The stamp is from Stampin Up and one of my favorites.  I inked this rose with VersaMark and then Distress Brushed Corduroy, stamped and then clear embossed.  I wanted a soft vintage feel, so colored with Stampin Up Chalks (pinks, greens, yellows), added a little extra color here and there with Barely Banana and Certainly Celery markers.  Did a quick set with matt sealer.  Shaded around the edges with Brushed Corduroy.  The Cheery Lynn butterfly was cut from a cream colored shrink plastic and I used Red Pepper, Mountain Snow and Pearl Alcohol Inks to color.  Kept adding blending solution until I achieved the color I was looking for and then shaded with Stazon Timber Brown!  Added some ribbon and that was that.  Hope this cheers up my friend! 
Since I used some alcohol inks, I am linking this up to Gingersnap Creations GC122 - Alcohol Inks!  I use plenty of alcohol inks for various projects and really liked adding the subtle color to the butterflies! 

Have a wonderful rest of the week!  Many thanks for the visit!

40 comments:

1CardCreator said...

This is gorgeous Terry! I love the shading and all the beautiful pink hues mixed with the vintage aging look awesome! I sent you an Email about your font if you still need help. Take care, your friend will certainly be cheered up with this!

Debi said...

terry this is just Stunning!!!!! completely gorgeous, Debi x

craftattack said...

This is a really beautiful card! Valerie

Cheryl said...

oh terry hun this is just gorgoues really beautiful work hugs cheryl

judyjstamper said...

very lovely Terry!

Ira said...

Now this is what true romantic cards look like! Really love those soft tones, it's genuinely elegant, too! Your friend will be so pleasantly surprised. Hugs, Ira

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Such a wonderful card, the image is really beautiful, also your coloring.

Beverly Gotthardt said...

This is so pretty, at first it looked like a framed picture. Your friend will be very pleased to receive this.

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh wow, Terry, how totally gorgeous!!!!
XO
Cindy

Cath Wilson said...

That's beautifully soft - amazingly done with alcohol inks. I'd never have believed it!

Dots Dabbles said...

Hi Terry,
This really is so pretty, and so very feminine. Pinks and browns are gorgeous together. I'm sure this card will put a smile on your friends face and she will know that you care.
Dot x

Brenda Brown said...

This is so soft and feminine Terry, just beautiful. Great colours and techniques.
Sorry I am awol, can't wait till Christmas when I will have some time back again.
We have now booked our flights for California next August. Can't wait and we must get together.
Take care of yourself.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Netty said...

Hi Terry, this is such a beautiful romantic card and loving all the creamy colours, so lush. Annette x

Sharon said...

Beautiful Terry!!

Fliss said...

What a stunning rose Terry. Love the colours and how you did it.
I really love roses too and am sitting here typing in a top with pink roses on it too!
Fliss xx

Meggymay said...

Absolutely gorgeous card, love the delicare colours.
Yvonne x

lynne said...

Absolutely gorgeous Terry. You, the woman who tells us that she cannot create, pretty artwork oozing femininity!!
Wishes
Lynne

Mrs.B said...

This is gorgeous Terry, the colouring and shading is beautiful. Love your butterfly.
This will certainly cheer your friend up.
Avril xx

Jan Hennings said...

Terry...this is gorgeous and love the soft pink, image and the sweet little butterfly!

Electra said...

This is beautiful! I love the butterfly!

Chris Arlington said...

Beautiful creation Terry, love your little butterfly. I never even gave shrink plastic a thought with these dies. TFS

Lisa Somerville said...

Beautiful - just love your colors! I'm sure your friend will appreciate you thinking of her!

Cynthia Schelzig said...

This is so delicate and subdued...very nice effects you have mastered here in the coloring of the piece too.....have a a fab Wednesday.

wearestampers said...

Such a lovely image, and you made it so beautiful! Love the softness of the card.
Pam

Shar said...

So soft and lovely! Beautifully done!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Wow- this is just beautiful!!!

Christine said...

Oh, that card is beautiful! The vintage/soft feel is gorgeous. I'm sure your friend will love it!!!

Cindy Adkins said...

Hi Terry,
I have a special post up about an upcoming book...I thought you might want to see it. (It's on my Victorian Christmas post.) xo Cin

Sugar Lump Studios said...

what a gorgeous card! the colors and stamped design are so delicate and lovely! beautiful work m'dear! Happy Thursday!

2amscrapper said...

so beautiful!

Marjie Kemper said...

Beautiful card, Terry! Love the soft colors and how you used the blending solution to get them. Great shrinkie, too!

Linda R. said...

This is such a Beautiful card.. First word that comes to mind is stunning..
Hope your week is going well..

Hugs, Linda

PetraB said...

This is gorgeous, such beautiful shades.

Michele said...

delicate & beautiful! xo

Sue said...

This is beautiful Terry, I really love those colours, they are so pretty and gentle. Your friend will love it x

Vada said...

Gee, My Lucky Day!! I'm 3 for 3, maybe 4 if this goes through. Love this card Terry, Your work is always outstanding.
Hugs Vada

SmilynStef said...

What a beautiful bloom ... so glad you got inky with us at Gingersnap Creations.

penny4thoughts said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for playing along with us at Gingersnap Creations :-)

Lucy Edmondson said...

hello from France! This is lovely. You have such a wide range of styles; you are so lucky,

Lucy x

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